Jorge Masvidal, one of the world’s top MMA fighters, is dealing with serious family issues. His father has been booked on second degree attempted murder charges.
The incident occurred at Masvidal’s home in Miami-Dade County on Wednesday night where one victim was shot and another had their face slashed by a machete. According to police reports, the altercation happened between Jorge Masvidal’s father and two other men.
“We responded shortly after 8 p.m., where we found two injured males,” said Miami-Dade Police Department spokesperson Alvaro Zabaleta in an interview with ESPN reporter Ariel Helwani. “One had suffered a gunshot wound and the other had lacerations to his face that were apparently inflicted by a machete.”
Zabaleta also added that officers arrested Jorge Masvidal’s father and took him into custody without further incident. He is currently being held at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center while he awaits trial for attempted murder charges.
In light of these events, UFC president Dana White held an impromptu press conference outside of Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena earlier today to address this situation: “This news about Jorge Masvidal’s father is deeply concerning for all involved parties,” said White when asked about what action he would take regarding this issue. “Our thoughts are first and foremost with the victims involved in the shooting; our hearts go out to them as they deal with recovery.”
White also confirmed that no decision has been made yet on whether or not any changes will be made regarding Jorge Masvidal’s upcoming fight against Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 which is scheduled for July 11th: “No decisions have been made yet but we will keep everyone informed as soon as we can,” said White when asked if there were any plans to reschedule or cancel his fight against Usman if necessary due do legal proceedings involving his father’s case”.
It remains unclear how long it will take before justice can be served in regards to this unfortunate event; however its effects are already taking a toll on hundreds of people around the world including fans who now worry about how their favorite fighter might handle such a traumatic experience both mentally and emotionally going forward leading up to his highly anticipated title defense match against Usman next month